Sponsor a student
One of the best ways to support HCC and be a part of the community is to sponsor an international student. It takes $25/month or $300/year to engage with one international student through programming and events.
Consider sponsoring one or two students today.
ReEntry is a vital part of why we do what we do.
Our HCC community has been impacting the lives of international Chinese students for nearly 30 years. The vast majority of those impacted lives are now back in China, prompting HCC to launch a strong ReEntry program. See below how you can support the ongoing relationships between our returnee friends.
SPONSOR A CITY FOR $1,330
It takes resources, time, and energy to reach a city for ReEntry. Discipleship materials and relations with cities are not cheap. We like to be connected with cities and the returnees within the cities, but we have a saturation point with funds. Please consider sponsoring a city to be reached by our ReEntry discipleship program.
SPONSOR A CITY VISIT FOR $500
Our annual China trip is costly but of immense value. The calculated cost of visiting a city is around $500. Expand our ReEntry program and our China trip by sponsoring a city visit!
Every year the HCC community puts on hundreds of events. From day trips to Friendship Meals, it takes a lot of resources to engage with our international friends.
Your gift to programming would help provide food for events, transportation to/from events, and equipment for fun activities!
Help us continue to extend hospitality through events and programming!
Holmes is one of our interns here at HCC. Below is a personal note from Holmes, sharing a bit of his story:
For years I studied geology. Once I saw a mining operation where half of a hill had been removed pursuing someone’s greed. I realized this is not a path to happiness. That moment woke many questions in my heart that I wouldn’t find answers to until I met Jesus. During my joint-PhD studies at the Indiana University-Bloomington I was invited to a church and started to realize how sinful we humans are and how sweet the gospel is! That true freedom, true happiness and true peace have been freely given in Christ on the cross!
I sensed a call to preach God’s Word to Chinese students four years ago. My wife Jia and I quit our jobs and moved to Plymouth, MN where I began studying at the AFLC seminary. Now I have graduated and am doing an internship with HCC, an organization with a dedicated program for serving Chinese students who will return to China! Through this partnership, I have begun two Bible studies and advanced my skill at working with international students.
God has greatly blessed my family and we are excited to be doing this work. In partnership with HCC and under the sponsorship of the AFLC Home Mission, I am beginning plans to plant a Chinese church in Minnesota, with hopes of reaching the 3200 Chinese students who study here every year. Then one day, when they return to China, we may be able to see how the Lord will work in and through them to add more souls into His Kingdom.
My family is about to begin the R-1 visa application so that we can see this vision through. We don’t know what the future holds, but we know that God is mighty. Please pray for our visa and for the vision of reaching these students for Christ. Please pray also for the funds required to do this work.
My family needs to raise $36,000 and every gift helps. In order to continue in this work, we need more supporters. If you want to help, please send a gift to HCC and place my Chinese name, Miao Zhao, on an attached note. If giving online is easier, you can do that at the website below, chose "Holmes - Church Plant" as giving type.
Miao Zhao ( Holmes)"